The 2012 Athena Film Festival awards, which recognize extraordinary women for their leadership and creative accomplishments, were presented at the opening reception on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
The 2012 Awardees:
- The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award
- Rachael Horovitz - For Her Exceptional Talents as a Motion Picture Producer
- Julie Taymor - For Her Vision and Courage as an Exemplary Director
- Dee Rees and Nekisa Cooper - For Their Impact as Emerging Filmmakers
- The Fempire: Diablo Cody, Dana Fox, Liz Meriwether, and Lorene Scafaria - For Their Creativity and Sisterhood
- Theresa Rebeck - For Her Excellence as a Playwright and Author of Films, Books and Television